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29th Apr '17 12:10:00 PM DrOO7
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* In ''We Own The Night'', a police officer has arrived at the hospital to see his son (also a detective), who has been shot. When someone mentions that the department shrink is there for him, he snaps, "I don't need that crap."
15th Feb '17 6:38:41 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'':
**Jessica emphatically states that she neither needs nor wants therapy, instead relying on self-medication with alcohol and internal repression. Her coping technique when under stress is to recite the street names of her childhood home[[note]]based on a real-life grounding technique taught to assault survivors[[/note]], but she at one point angrily laments how little it actually does.
**Several of the Kilgrave survivors who go to the discussion group become disillusioned as time goes on, and are easily stirred by Robyn to abandon their talking in favor of retribution. They point out that sharing their stories over and over again is not fixing anything.
17th Nov '16 11:58:58 AM nombretomado
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* Will from ''GoodWillHunting'' is forced to see a therapist as part of a deal allowing him to forgo jail time for an assault. A troubled genius, Will treats the first few therapists he meets with contempt, but eventually begins to open up once Sean Maguire pushes back against his attitude.

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* Will from ''GoodWillHunting'' ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' is forced to see a therapist as part of a deal allowing him to forgo jail time for an assault. A troubled genius, Will treats the first few therapists he meets with contempt, but eventually begins to open up once Sean Maguire pushes back against his attitude.
30th Oct '16 3:37:51 PM nombretomado
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* [[HeraldsOfValdemar Kestra'chern]] in ''The Black Gryphon'' counsel armies who are in a war that has been raging for over a generation. Unfortunately many people in said armies consider them to be nothing more than very pricy prostitutes - in fairness, [[IntimatePsychotherapy they do some of that too]], as part of helping people feel that there is more to their lives than endless fighting.

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* [[HeraldsOfValdemar Kestra'chern]] ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'':
** Kestra'chern
in ''The Black Gryphon'' counsel armies who are in a war that has been raging for over a generation. Unfortunately many people in said armies consider them to be nothing more than very pricy prostitutes - in fairness, [[IntimatePsychotherapy they do some of that too]], as part of helping people feel that there is more to their lives than endless fighting.
7th Oct '16 6:27:52 AM ZimFan89
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* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'': After her [[ColdBloodedTorture encounter]] with [[EvilSorcerer Lung]], [[NumberTwo Blankman]] suggests [[VillainProtagonist Jade]] see a therapist, but she refuses out of hand. And since she's showing signs of PTSD, odds are this is going to bite her later on.

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* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'': After her [[ColdBloodedTorture encounter]] with [[EvilSorcerer Lung]], [[NumberTwo Blankman]] suggests [[VillainProtagonist Jade]] see a therapist, but she refuses out of hand. And since she's showing signs of PTSD, odds are this is going clearly left with PTSD from the event, it doesn't take long for the SanitySlippage to bite her later on.set in.
20th Jun '16 4:16:52 PM Ira49
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* ''Series/{{The Night Shift}}'': Averted in season two. After starting therapy [[spoiler: for his PTSD, TC]] brings up how great therapy is on multiple occasions.
16th May '16 11:28:07 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In ''Fanfic/TheInfiniteLoops'', the ''Shin Megami Tensei'' loops are highly damaged. Naoki Kashima, anchor of ''Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne'', had it the worst. [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Conception]] was inevitable, and no matter what he did his friends always went insane, died, or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs went insane and then died]]. He had no variants, very few other loopers, and few Fused Loops. This, as can be imagined, left him very troubled. In one of his rare fused loops, [[VideoGame/MassEffect Shepard]] offered him therapy, but he refused it. This was a [[AxCrazy very]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide bad]] [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating idea]].
30th Apr '16 9:36:46 PM caivu
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}'', Maggie suggests to Kate that recent events (i.e. Gotham being attacked by mythical creatures), coupled with the lingering effects of seeing her mother killed as a child, have caused her to develop (or at least start manifesting symptoms of) PTSD, making her slip up and make dumb mistakes while out crimefighting. Kate is very resistant to seeing a psychiatrist at first, but ends up making some significant progress through her issues after a few sessions.
28th Feb '16 2:02:57 PM Rebu
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* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': Similar to the above example. The macho man Booth decides that Gordon Gordon Wyatt should just get him back on active duty and Sweets should just leave him alone. They both bring him around.

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* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': ''Series/{{Bones}}'':
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Similar to the above example. The macho man Booth decides that Gordon Gordon Wyatt should just get him back on active duty and Sweets should just leave him alone. They both bring him around.around.
** His partner Brennan is a "hard" scientist (forensic anthropology) with contempt for "soft" science like psychology. Not to mention [[AmbiguousDisorder her own passel of serious emotional issues]].
23rd Feb '16 12:03:27 PM WillyFourEyes
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The characters may feel this way originally, but usually slowly realize the value of therapy and come around. If they don't accept therapy, this will probably lead to a WarpedAesop. If they do, this will likely lead to EpiphanyTherapy, and further visits are never brought up again. Another very common variation features the characters claiming this, not knowing that they're one GilliganCut away from bawling their eyes out [[FreudianCouch on a couch]]. If it's a PoliceProcedural or military drama and the protagonist is required to see a psychologist before being returned to "active duty," then they'll demand that the psychologist just "sign the damn paper already."

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The characters may feel this way originally, but usually slowly realize the value of therapy and come around. If they don't accept therapy, this will probably lead to a WarpedAesop.FamilyUnfriendlyAesop. If they do, this will likely lead to EpiphanyTherapy, and further visits are never brought up again. Another very common variation features the characters claiming this, not knowing that they're one GilliganCut away from bawling their eyes out [[FreudianCouch on a couch]]. If it's a PoliceProcedural or military drama and the protagonist is required to see a psychologist before being returned to "active duty," then they'll demand that the psychologist just "sign the damn paper already."
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